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World Handicapping System

AT LAST WHS – COMING NOW 

Members we have now been advised that the long awaited revision to the Handicap Master software we use to deal with the “global” World Handicap System is definitely to be issued to us for use from 1st November! 

 

We understand that Handicap Master will use data supplied by us on the various courses we play and the different tee box ratings involved together with the last 20 score cards to arrive at a WHS baseline handicap. (if less than 20 there will be an appropriate adjustment to the calculation). 

 

Essentially the “new” baseline will be used to calculate a playing handicap for every course and every tee box used each time.

 

It’ll be REALLY interesting for everyone to see the new approach working and new (maybe) handicaps that are initially issued so keep watching! 

 

I am sure there will be questions and we’ll do our best to answer them as they arise but hopefully, we should FINALLY by close to eliminating the conflicts between handicapping systems that there have been for so long

There have been a few inquiries, and hopefully the following will explain what is happening.

You will see your handicap index in Master Scoreboard. This is an indication of where our handicap is, and will be different to your playing handicap. For example, your playing handicap may be lower on a course such as Black Mountain, but may be higher on a more difficult course such as Royal Hua Hin or Springfield.

In theory all scores are to be counted towards your handicap, and your best 8 scores out of your last 20 scores are averaged out to find your handicap index. At present, score cards are to be verified by another player before they are entered in to the system and at present handicap Master does not have the facility of allowing players to enter their away scores from non-golf society games. While we have requested this facility, this means that practically, with all the roll ups and games around Hua Hin, if we were to enter every member’s score cards from all the roll ups and private games, a committee member would be spending at least 2 hours a day on the computer just doing this.

We have an agreement with Butterfly Rock Golf Society and Saen Suk Golf Society to accept scores from their competitions and to compare handicaps between people who are member of all societies. In the near future, after all three societies are using the WHS, we will synchronize handicaps, so as we are all playing with the same handicaps, no matter which society we are playing with on the day.

 

 

Extra-Ordinary General Meeting

The EGM was held after golf on Lake View on Tuesday 22nd September, details had been circulated to all our members by e-mail before.

The Chairman introduced the reasons for the meeting and explained why it was delayed from March 2020.There were 20 email votes and with the attendees on the day, the voting was:

Proposal 1: Signatories on payments –

Email votes 18 yes, 2 no

Members attending: Yes – Unanimous – 15 votes

Motion passed.

Proposal 2: Guests

Email votes 20 votes yes, 0 no

Members attending Yes – Unanimous – 15 votes

Motion passed

Proposal 3: Number of games for New Member Applications

Email votes 20 votes yes, 0 no

Members attending Yes – Unanimous – 15 votes

Motion passed.

Proposal 4: Voting Rights

Email votes 20 votes yes, 0 no

Members attending Yes – Unanimous – 15 votes

Motion passed

The Committee would like to thank all our members for their support.